WASILENKO, Roy

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March 31, 1942 (Blaine Lake, SK) – September 20, 2020 (Edmonton, AB)

Roy Stephen James Wasilenko passed away in the peace of his home September 20 at the age of 78.

Roy is survived by his long-time companion, dance partner and wife Mary Lyseng; children Travis Wasilenko, Tyler (Tawnya) Wasilenko, Eric (Cheryl) Lyseng, David (Carina) Lyseng, and Ann (Anne) Lyseng; grandchildren Isabella, Brayden, Stephen, Natalya, Cassidy, Cailyn, Kelsey, Jessica, Mackenzie, and Madison; brother Robert (Bob) Wasilenko; nephews Greg and Trevor; sister Joyce Wasilenko; and nieces Cathy Anne Pachnowsiki and Linda (Gerry). He was predeceased by his parents John and Katie Wasilenko, his son Tadd Wasilenko, and his sister Grace Pachnowski.

After a long career as a pipefitter, Roy retired in Edmonton, topping his own personal sports accomplishments by becoming an armchair quarterback from his wheelchair. He enjoyed music, dancing, singing, sports, horseracing and a good steak sandwich.

After cremation, internment will be held at a later date in Blaine Lake, Saskatchewan. The family wishes to thank all those who assisted with home care, including care workers from CBI and AHS and medical support from the Good Samaritan Seniors Clinic. The care allowed Roy to enjoy his home and his best friend, his dog Autumn.

Memorial donations in lieu of flowers can be made on behalf of Roy to the Alberta SPCA or a place of your choice.

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Robert wasilenko

My brother Roy was the best! We shared many, many wonderful memories as we grew up together. He was the excellent playmate for me. I will always remember him!

ed onishenko

Roy and I crossed many paths together having his family living south of us on the farm. great times to be had, playing ball whenever we could get a team together, going to his house and enjoying his company. He will be missed, my condolences to Bob and all his family, till we meet again, ed.

James Krawchuk

Our families were neighbours for many years on the farm South of Blaine Lake. Our paths would cross later in life as Roy had moved off the farm before I was born. I met Roy when I had the privilege to purchase the Wasilenko family farm. Roy had many stories to share over a steak meal at the Keg in Edmonton one evening. I will always remember Roy as fun to be around and who dealt fairly and honourably with me. Please accept my condolences.

Ernie Nesdoly

So sorry to learn of Roy’s passing. I extend sincere condolences, and pray that Mary & family will experience God’s comfort at this time. Roy was my Dad’s first cousin (Roy’s Dad & my Dad’s mother were siblings). Roy was less than 3 years older than I and his brother, Bob, was just over 1 year older than I. We grew up in the same community in our childhood days and crossed paths from time to time into our young adult years.
Ernie (& Violet) Nesdoly
Langley, BC

Marilyn Shaver

I remember your dad from all the visits our family had with Uncle John and Auntie Katie, and because Roy and Bobby were friends of my older brothers. He was always friendly and kind to me as a little kid. I remember lots of smiles. Please accept my condolences. May good memories give you peace as you grieve. May God bless you and show himself to you in comfort.

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